24 Inspirational Victor Hugo Quotes on Life


Born in 1802 in Besancon, the great French thinker and writer, Victor Hugo, grew up in poverty; he knew he had the talent for literature; At the age of 15, he won the Academy Award with a poem, and at 17, he received the Golden Lily, the biggest award of the Toulouse Literary Academy. He published his first book when he was 20 years old. In 1825 he received the title of Légion d'Honneur.


He continued his literary life, which he started with poetry, with the plays he wrote, and his novels followed him. When he opposed the government for the sake of defending his views, he was exiled. He was always with the oppressed. The return of exile continued to write books with great productivity, even though it was reintroduced into politics.


Although Victor Hugo died in Paris in 1885, he continues to live in the literary world with his masterpieces such as The Last Day of a Condemned Man, Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Cromwell.


Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” /Victor Hugo
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” /Victor Hugo
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.” /Victor Hugo
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.” /Victor Hugo
“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.” /Victor Hugo

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” /Victor Hugo
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.” /Victor Hugo
“What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.” /Victor Hugo
To divinise is human. To humanise is divine.” /Victor Hugo
Not being heard is no reason for silence.” /Victor Hugo

“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” /Victor Hugo
You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.” /Victor Hugo
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” /Victor Hugo
It is from book that wise people derives consolation in the troubles of life.” /Victor Hugo
“The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” /Victor Hugo

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” /Victor Hugo
“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.” /Victor Hugo
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we love.” /Victor Hugo
“Not being heard is no reason for silence.” /Victor Hugo
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” /Victor Hugo


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